Top Rank Promotions has announced fast-rising, heavyweight boxing prospect, Samuel Peter will face Cuban heaveyweight, Yanqui Diaz on Saturday, January 22 on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Henry Bruseles promotion.
Promoter Bob Arum was quoted as saying, “fight fans always like young, powerful heavyweights who come to fight, and that’s what we have in Samuel Peter and Yanqui Diaz.”
Peter gained wider notoriety recently as a result of his devastating performance against Jeremy Williams. On December 4, Peter knocked Williams out brutally with a devasting left hook in the 2nd round.
Diaz has also been impressive recently. He rose to prominence by stopping fellow Cuban, and former world cruiserweight champion, Juan Carlos Gomez. He followed that up with two more wins, including a split decision victory over former title challenger, Vaughn Bean.
Diaz's manager, Wes Wolfe, is confident Diaz can handle the hard-hitting Nigerian, Peter.
“Yanqui knows all of the tricks. He’s right-handed but he’ll switch to lefty. He boxes up and down, in and out. And, he knows how to beat Samuel Peter.”